DR STUART MIDDLETON says we should look to non-English speaking countries for ways to form better pathways from secondary school into tertiary education and vocational training.
From milking cows to latte-making, practical training in solid work skills is being served up at Kaikohe's Northland College.
Otago Polytechnic has modified an existing productivity app, designed to make life easier for apprentices, their employers, and polytechnic staff.
The sector has welcomed some targets of the tertiary education provision from this year's Budget but pointed out many gaps as well.
Industry Training Federation chief executive JOSH WILLIAMS says we need to look beyond pass rates and focus on the doors that NCEA can open for students.